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  2. Apples to Oranges. The EITR would best be directly compared to the Mutec +3 USB. Both are USB to SPDIF converters. The REF10 is a master clock. It does not process a digital signal. It supplies a very accurate timing signal for another device like the M3USB to reference from.
  3. I have a Singxer SU-1 with recommended mods thats needs a home also.
  4. Miska

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    I wonder what is point of having demonstration files no ordinary people are allowed to possess? It just stinks to high heaven and we can safely ignore anybody's listening results of unobtainamium. Such don't have any practical relevance. It's like saying "we would need to kill you after you've heard it". That sounds more like they sound so horribly bad that nobody is allowed to have those, than they would sound so great that nobody is allowed to have those.
  5. miguelito

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    I do have one example and just that one example: Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” where they clearly remastered from the original (or applied a declipper filter). The original is truly butchered in the final production.
  6. LowMidHigh

    Mutec REF 10 Masterclock

    I’m going to ask a wild-eyed question here: has anyone compared the MC+REF to Eitr? I’m about the pull the trigger on a REF10 and my benchmark is the Eitr, which sounds fu*&ing amazing. I wonder how good a fight a $200 David gives to a $4,800 Goliath…
  7. psjug

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    But the question was about the demonstration MQAs that were used and created such a positive initial splash for MQA in the press, and which Bob Carver says had crossover cancellation. The demonstration files are not available to the public.
  8. Deaf Cat

    Sorbothane pads / feet

    Yes I found sorbothane feet made a nice difference, took me a while to realise... ...what about other materials as feet? after trying this and that, I settled on brass feet. Let your ears indicate what you like best, and try all sorts 🙂
  9. So, that’s enough pure stereo bla-bla for me. Let’s listen to what our stereo systems and ears can really do when we start manipulating those signals. Play sounds outside the triangle defined by our head and 2 speakers? You betcha Project a soundstage bigger than your listening room? Very likely unless you listen in a ballroom Make completely synthetic sound seem real and natural and beautiful? Absolutely Sound completely immersive - Totally Produce enormous rhythmical drive and propulsion - ‘Chair Dancing’ Express why sonic presentation can be a critical element of the music Certainly not everyone’s cup of tea but if you want to demonstrate what 2 channel stereo is really capable of..... Shpongle - Tales of the inexpressible If this sounds anything less than awesome from a 2 channel stereo perspective you need to read Frank’s posts more carefully
  10. Shadders

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Hi, I propose that we ask Brian Lucey to return, to discuss with the "proponents of MQA" the benefits of MQA, and its claimed authentication. Amongst other things. There is one proviso - that NO ONE discusses the loudness wars or compression. MQA only. 🍿 Regards, Shadders.
  11. RunHomeSlow

    Audirvana Plus 3 (official thread)

    Try removing batch of files from their places, and hit scan... till you found what album or files make A+ crash...
  12. semente

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Would you be so kind as to suject them to a thorough analysis for us?
  13. semente

    Sorbothane pads / feet

    I use four 3mm sorbothane squares (one in each corner) to "glue" my speakers to the stands.
  14. Miska

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    You can get some of the "white glove treated" MQA's and the DXD originals from here: http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html Plus I believe similar combinations from highresaudio.com, they don't have as much MQA, but when they do I believe many of those are fresh manually made ones.
  15. mourip

    Sorbothane pads / feet

    I have used various anti-vibration feet and mass loading devices. Some helped. Some did nothing that I could discern. Some made the sound worse. All that matters is that you like what they do and that their cost seemed worth it to you. Snake oil is in the pocketbook of the beholder 🙂 Enjoy!
  16. The thing is whether or not you value a classical music recording which seeks to recreate what the listener would have experienced if he were sitting in the audience in a concert hall or venue. When Recording Technology Distorts Musical Meaning | The Absolute Sound "Employing a German-made Stagetec Aurus digital mixing console, the production team settled on a total of sixty-six microphones, a formidable mixture of Neumann and Sennheiser digital mics and some Neumann analog devices."
  17. jabbr

    Comparison of 2 DACs

    Ok, we agree ... the cost of the Ethernet input is offset by savings. Maybe we were just disagreeing on terminology
  18. Are you guys familiar with this? https://forums.naimaudio.com/topic/rips-are-just-rips?reply=77314878515682648#77314878515682648
  19. jabbr

    Comparison of 2 DACs

    Right and the Ethernet DAC doesn’t need an external device, so can tradeoff internal power supply to power the interface ... Ethernet + SoC/FPGA ... parts cost would be a wash My point. We are talking about a $10k DAC and presumably they get parts in volume.
  20. John_Atkinson

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Sorry, but no. The MQA versions were provided under the condition that I would not share them without permission. The originals you can purchase, of course. But as Chris Connaker appears to have the same files, perhaps he would be amenable to your request. John Atkinson Editor, Stereophile
  21. Listened to this last night. The remixing of the original 24/96 recordings to "raw", voice and instruments only with no reverb, echo etc brought tears to my eyes.
  22. With a single speaker playing a mono track?
  23. I like impressionism paintings ... which is just saying that I can enjoy it both ways, . Provided that those elements in the sound which are 'natural' still sound like the real thing, then I will find the result pleasing - no matter how it may be manipulated otherwise. So, if the vocals are not deliberately distorted they should be convincing; if put through an effects unit for artistic purposes then they should strike one as being "something else" - I have a pop recording that is so distinctive in this change in character that I use it for testing.
  24. I play regularly with precedent effect and the 40ms is frequency and duration dependent. However there is a image shift with reflection. I think Ralf posted the diagram in this thread. I think Toole also explained this. Will look it up again and get back to you. Thanks for bringing up precedent effect as this an interesting area for this OP.
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  26. FredericV

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    For LeeS, about 12 bits sampled (72dB of range, see the Bob Carver article why this must be sufficient according to LeeS understanding of diffing) at 32 Khz (he won't hear 16 Khz at his age) is probably enough .... "You are removing stuff that's not audible .... if it's inaudible do we care?"
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